It was on this day in 1983, Kapil Dev and his India side made history, as they won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time. Lord’s was the scene for India’s greatest cricketing triumph at the time, as they beat two-time winners West Indies by 43 runs to lift the coveted trophy.
Who won the 1983 World Cup?
Who scored maximum runs in 1983 World Cup?
Most runs: David Gower (384)
Gower’s 384 runs came at an average of 76.80 and an impressive strike rate of 85.95.
Who was the highest run scorer in 1983 World Cup?
Former England cricketer David Gower tops this list with a total of 384 runs at an average of 76.80 during the 1983 World Cup–where the side made a semi-final finish.
Why was India banned from the world Cup?
However, India themselves withdrew from the World Cup finals before the tournament was to begin. The All India Football Federation gave various reasons for the team’s withdrawal, including travel costs, lack of practice time, and valuing the Olympics above the World Cup.